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Pro Bono Program


By offering a broad variety of carefully structured pro bono and public interest projects, the School of Law–Camden provides many opportunities for all students to contribute to the community. At the same time, these programs demonstrate how ethical obligations can be fulfilled and how pro bono service can be part of every legal career. Students can become involved in pro bono projects as early as their first year in law school. All projects require training, which is provided by the program, prior to participation. Our projects include:

501(c)3 Project
Supervised students assist community groups seeking or resolving issues with their nonprofit status.

Bankruptcy Project
Student/attorney teams assist clients seeking Chapter 7 bankruptcy relief.

Citizenship Rutgers
Students provide naturalization services to legal permanent resident faculty members, students, staff and their families, and ultimately Camden community members as well.

Domestic Violence Project
Students assist victims of domestic violence in the process of completing complaints and obtaining temporary restraining orders.

Eastern District Prisoner Reentry Project (STAR)
Students assist federal parolees with civil legal problems.

Financial Literacy Project (FLiP)
Students teach Camden youth about credit, budgeting, and identity theft.

Immigration Project
Students provide legal referrals and immigration advice to area immigrants.

Legal Services Project
Students assist South Jersey Legal Services with intake and casework on poverty law issues.

Life Planning Documents Project
Students assist clients with preparation of wills, POAs and advance directives.

Mediation Project
Students help parties resolve small claims matters without litigation.

Pennsylvania Innocence Project
Students assist with securing the exoneration, release from imprisonment, and restoration to society of persons who may be innocent; they also assist with related policy issues.

Pro Bono Research Project
Students provide legal research to public interest law practitioners, government attorneys, and private attorneys handling pro bono cases.

Street Law Project
Students make presentations to Camden area youth in schools, detention centers, and other settings about practical law as it affects their lives.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Students assist low income New Jersey residents with their tax returns.

Voters' Rights Project
Students monitor election activities to insure that all qualified registered voters are able to vote.

 
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